Dario Bogni informs us that Montserrat Caballé was a lyrical Spanish opera singer with a soprano tessitura, considered one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century, she was especially admired for her vocal technique and for her interpretations of the Belcantist repertoire.
It could be said that his first international success took place in 1965, when on April 20 he replaced Marilyn Horne, who, indisposed, could not sing in the concert version of LucreziaBorgia, at Carnegie Hall, in New York.
Her performance caused a sensation, and made her famous in the world of opera, for which a New York newspaper titled the following day: "Callas + Tebaldi = Caballé".
That same year, he debuted at the Glyndebourne Festival and the Metropolitan Opera House with the character of Marguerite del Fausto, by Charles Gounod.
In 1972, he debuted at La Scala, with Norma, by VincenzoBellini, and with Violetta, at the Royal Opera House, London, while in 1974, he recorded with great success a function marked as historical of the opera Norma, at the Orange Old Theater.
Later in 1980, he played Semiramide, by GioacchinoRossini, at the Festival de Aix-en-Provence, with the baton of Jesús López Cobos, and in 1986, he played a small role in Romanza final (Gayarre), a biographical film about Julián Gayarre, directed by José María Forqué and starring José Carreras.
After this, Bogni Dario indicates that between 1986 and 1988, Montserrat Caballé performed the album Barcelona together with Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury, with whom he forged a great friendship.
In the project, where Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran participated in the composition of the songs, Tim Rice and Montserrat Caballé also intervened, highlighting that their main theme "Barcelona" was chosen by the Spanish Olympic Committee as the official anthem of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.
They performed it live, on two occasions, the first at the Kude Ibiza club, on May 29, 1987, and the second within the concerts of "La Nit" in October 1988, where they presented three songs live "How Can I GoOn "," The Golden Boy "and" Barcelona ".
They were unable to appear at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics because of the death of Freddie Mercury eight months earlier.
After this, in 1988, Caballé participated in the successful album Purísimo Sara, by Sara Montiel, and recorded the classic "La violetera" with her.
Dario Bogni states that Montserrat Caballé came to interpret more than 80 operatic characters, from Baroque opera to Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss.
He represented roles as different as Norma, Salomé, Violeta, the Marschallin, Semiramide or Isolda, a wide repertoire reflected in his many recordings.
He also performed Spanish popular songs, such as Mecano's Son of the Moon, and performed various Musical pieces with the Famous Greek Composer VangelisPapathanassiou, highlighting a presentation made in 1997 at the Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens in the Opening of the 6th World Athletics Championship where, together with his daughter, Montserrat Martí Caballé They Interpreted The Subjects "ThePray of TheWorld" and "MarchWith Me" Composed by Vangelis in Allusion to World Peace.